Red Lobster shutting down restaurants nationwide; Local restaurants safe for now

Red Lobster closing down locations; Local stores safe

Red Lobster closing down locations due to millions of dollars in losses.

Red Lobster is shutting down dozens of restaurants amid questions about the seafood chain’s future.

The Capital Region locations in Colonie and Queensbury are still open for the time being. However, restaurants in Buffalo, Rochester and Poughkeepsie are being shuttered.

The chain has been reporting millions of dollars in losses just in the past year, partially blamed on its endless shrimp deal.